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Dose dilemmas in low level laser therapy – The effects of different paradigms and historical perspectives

Early paper published in 2001 that discusses the differences in dosing between laser acupuncture and laser therapy and some of the confusion in the literature.
Published:  Laser Therapy. 2001; 13: 102-109.
Keywords: laser acupuncture, laser therapy

Published: Laser Therapy. 2001; 13: 102-109.
Author(s): Chow RT

Meta-analysis of pain relief effects by laser irradiation on joint areas

Meta-analysis of 22 trials of LLLT on joint pain. When the authors only considered trials with dose range predicted by Bjordal et al. in 2003 and WALT, the results were more positive.

Published: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery.2012; 30(8): 405-417.
Author(s): Jang H, Lee H

Does addition of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in conservative care of knee arthritis successfully postpone the need for joint replacement?

The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the addition of low-level laser therapy into standard conventional physical therapy in elderly with bilateral symptomatic tricompartmental knee arthritis can successfully postpone the need for joint replacement surgery.

Published: Lasers Med Sci. 2015; 30: 2335-2339. doi: 10.1007/s10103-015-1814-6
Author(s): Ip D

The effect of low-level laser in knee osteoarthritis: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial

Study designed to examine pain-relieving effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and possible microcirculatory changes measured by thermography in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA).

Published: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery.2009; 27(4): 577-584.
Author(s): Hegedűs B, Viharos L, Gervain M, Gálfi M

Short-term efficacy of physical interventions in osteoarthritic knee pain. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials

Review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials where patients received active treatment with physical agents to treat osteoartritis of the knee (OAK).

Published: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2007; 8:51. doi:10.1186/1471-2474-8-51
Author(s): Bjordal JM, Johnson MI,Lopes-Martins RAB, Bogen B, Chow R, Ljunggren AE

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